Windows Home Server – How to Troubleshoot Mediasmart Server Add Hardrive Problems
Plugged in a 500GB esata hard drive to use a backup for my WHS data.
When I click “Add” and then “Use this hard drive to back up files that are stored on your home server”
I get the message:
“Drive partitioning and restart required. The drive does not seem to have a partition created. Please create a partition and then restart home server before trying to add the drive.”
TO SOLVE IT THE EASY WAY:
Add it as a data drive first using the WHS connector, it will format then add. As soon as this completes then remove it again using the connector.
I had to do this a couple of times as it would not let me add as a backup drive the first time I added and removed as data!
TO SOLVE IT THE HARD WAY
Remote desktop onto the server and go to “all programs”->”administrative tools”->”computer management”->”disk management”
Create a primary partition